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Nov 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
:00. >>> this is the way jonestown looked the day it died, november 18, 1978. >> there was a degree of dignity. lay down your life with dignity. >> a self-proclaimed religious paradise in guyana in south america. carved out of the jungle by jim jones, a man who called himself god. >> how very much i've loved you. how very much i've tried my best to give you the good life. >> who convinced his followers to kill their children and then kill themselves. >> let us be done with it. let's be done with the agony of it. >> drinking a kool-aid-type fruit punch laced with deadly cyanide. >> something to put you to rest. >> 30 years later, in a place where words could kill, and did, there is silence, an empty field, the people gone. almost no trace of their lives or dreams. this is the site of jonestown's open-air meeting hall where i'm standing right now, where the reverend jim jones led his followers into the worst mass murder and suicide pact in america's history. only small golden flowers grow where bodies once lay. on that fateful morning there are more than 940 people living in jonestown. by nightfall only 3
Nov 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
to this small airport near jonestown. did you feel like you were home free when you got to the airport? >> yeah, pretty much. i thought, yay, i'm going home. >> on that day, november 18, 1978, 15 defectors got off the truck at port kituma airport, six in the parks family, seven with the bogue family, plus vern gosney and his friend. that's vern walking toward us. >> when i got there, we unloaded, and i had a feeling of foreboding. >> this man, larry layton, was a faithful follower of jones. he worried congressional aide jackie speier. >> the only thing that was really bothering me was that all of a sudden larry layton had decided that he was a defector and you just have a gut instinct. you have just intuition. >> jackie speier, seen here, got people moving toward this plane, a 19-seat otter. that's jerry parks walking with his wife. tracy parks and her brother dale got on the smaller plane. so did larry layton and vern gosney. >> the pilot started the plane and we were taxiing and we were coming down the runway to take off, and then the tractor trailer with the assassins cut in front of our pla
Nov 25, 2012 6:00pm EST
about jonestown and how secluded, isolated from the world that the jones town residents were, i could really empathize with those people. oddly enough, there were punishments in jonestown similar to that in the reformed school. they had their heads shaved or on running support where they had to run from place to place so that was kind of interesting to see those parallels, and the book has its origin -- i was writing a novel about a charismatic preacher who takes over a small indiana town. i'm from indiana, and i thought about gym jones, another hoosier, and so i googled him and learned the fbi released all the documents found in jonestown and no one had used this to craft a book, and so what happened was for those that don't know, after the -- a congressman from california, which is south of here, decidedded to go down to johnstown to investigate claims people were held against their will, and as he was leaving, a group of people from jonestown decided to join him. they wanted out. jim jones knew the gig was up once people left and came back to the states, they'd talk about the condi
Nov 18, 2012 6:30pm PST
ryan and 900 members of the people's temple died in jonestown, guy >>> good evening. >>> it was a trapblg dethat traumatized the bay area, 34 years ago today congressman leo ryan and 900 members of the people's temple died. we have more on the anger that family members feel about the death but the memorial built to honor them. [singing] >> reporter: this memorial service started with the covering of a memorial in this cemetery, something this family calls the plaque of shame. >> it is horrific. we lived that tragedy. my family, many people never got over it. never we have to see the insult. >> reporter: because among the names of the 1,000 people who died in jonestown in 1978 is that of the man deemed responsible, jim jones, who ran this colony. many of his followers were from the bay area, 27 were family phepl bers of wynona >> - - members of wynona. >> he comes to a grand scheme. they believe today it. >> reporter: 34 years ago jones started a mass suicide known as a mass murder. they lost eight family members. >> they followed their parents thinking all of the
Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
the escalating violence. >>> remembering jonestown. why families of bay area victims want a local memorial torn down. >>> lining up for black friday five days out. why shoppers can not wait for the sales. >>> and good evening. a huge blast lights up the night as gaza city is hit. the conflict is in the 6th day. despite cease-fire talks the violence rages on. 81 palestinians have been killed. 720 palestinians have been wounded, three israeli civilians killed and dozens more wounded. we report from gaza city where a air strike hit a residential area. >> reporter: a woman was rescued from a collapsed building after an air attack. officials say seven members of one family died in this attack alone, including four children. israeli military says the strikes are surgical and finding their target. but in one of the most densely populated places on the planet, civilian deaths are mounting. >> this is inhumanity. >> reporter: journalists found themselves in the crosshairs of missiles, too. the military released it this video of a missile strike on a media center in gaza city. the officia
Nov 18, 2012 10:00pm PST
of >> we live that tragedy. now we have to see the insult. >> remembering the victims of jonestown decades later, why families of some bay area victims want a local memorial torn down. good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. >>> tonight police identified a gunman they say tried to kill a san jose officer. meanwhile they're on the hunt for another suspect and asking for help. a $10,000 reward is now offered for his capture. cbs5 reporter don knapp shows us the series of crimes the gunman is wanted for including murder. >> reporter: police say the chase and arrest of this man ended in a friday crime spree that included four armed robberies, a homicide and attempted murder of two san jose police officers. 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks was captured after a shootout that wounded one officer and a high speed chase ending in a crash after which wilbanks fled on foot. it was says the sergeant an old- fashioned shootout. >> the officer was forced to duck down for cover. there were rounds in the officer's sheet, front windshield, side window -- seat, frond windshield, side window. now the car is contami
Nov 19, 2012 4:30am PST
. >> plus, remembering the victims of jonestown decades later. why families of some bay area victims want a local memorial torn down. >> and what a month for mother nature. an amazing video of a waterspout coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,, down under. mother nature churned up the normally tral waters off the coast of e >>> well, here is something you rarely ever see down under. mother nature churning up normally tranquil waters off the coast of australia with a rare water spot perfectly formed. it brought rain, hail and lightning and wind. no damage or injuries reported yesterday but something got some spectacular video right there. >> no kidding! that is cool. lawrence, you were telling us how these forms -- >> it's all fun and games unless you're out on a boat. they are strong when they are vertical. >> how fast are the winds? >> they are a strong tornado. so they can be up to 200 miles an hour. don't want to be near one of those when they come ashore. around the bay area, a fairly calm start to the day. a lot of clouds outside right now. temperatures fairly mild because of that cloud cover,
Nov 19, 2012 4:30am PST
ceremony was held to mark the anniversary of the jonestown massacre. on november 18th, 1978 jim jones desserted his temple to bring his followers to diana and drink cyanide laced kool- aid. more than 900 people died including children. mourners covered up the part of the cemetery memorial that displays the name of jim jones. >>> time now 4:51. it has been 24 years since the hayward girl vanished. the gathering being held to remember makayla garrett. >>> oakland based program getting a prestigious white house award from a few hours from now. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. today marks 24 years since a nine-year-old girl from hayward disappeared. makayla garrett was last seen at the market. right now tests are being done at a bone fragment to see if it belongs to michaela. >>> in washington, d.c. first lady michelle obama will present a prestigious award to an oakland based youth program. youth radio was chosen to receive the national arts and humanity award. the nonprofit teaches hundreds of students how to produce radio segments. the first lady will give the award
Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
's reformist president and advocates. >>> today was the anniversary of the jonestown massacre. for the first time family members could gather at an official permanent memorial. in a brief service at oakland's evergreen ceremony, they unveiled four stone panels engraved with the names of all who kind november 18th, 1978. not everyone is happy about one name, james jones. jones is the san francisco minister responsibility for the mass suicide in guyana. >> horrific. we lived that tragedy. my family. many people never got over it and now we have to see the insult. >> mof the survivors see the memorial as a critical step in healing. more than 400 jonestown victims are buried at ever green. it was the only cemetery in the united states to accept the bodies. for decades it was marked by one granite stone. >>> in the aftermath of hurricane sandy vice president biden is assuring people in new jersey the federal government will not abandon them. he spent most of today touring the damage. the vice president, who spent summers a the jersey shore as a child said he understands the need to rebuild the st
Nov 18, 2012 8:00pm PST
. with warm temperatures right in the upper 60s. >> today is the party fourth anniversary of the jonestown massacre. there was a vigil warned this video is graphic. and 1978 san mateo congressman leo ryan and checking spear went to investigate the peoples temple cult in the south american nation of guyana and jim jones came from san francisco to that jungle settlement. they believe that there was a utopia of social harmony and racial justice. however, this turned violent and this was followed by a mass murder and suicide. 900 men, women, died. >> national news a possible serial killer could be targeting people of middle eastern descent and york. three brooklyn store murders have been murdered since july. the same 22 caliber weapon was used. all of these were in a 5 mi. radius. the latest was a 78 year-old man killed friday and each case the man was covered was with store merchandise. >> that parade float in midland texas leaving four people dead investigators were able to use video to recreate the accident and determined that the train blew it for seven seconds before ramming into the flat
Nov 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
are worried about another jonestown, where 900 members of a religious cult died in a suicide pact in 1978 with cyanide-laced kool-aid. a serious concern when koresh quotes the book of revelation, with its prophecy of violence in the final days. >> so here we are at the day of the lord. all the prophets talk about the great and dreadful day of the lord when god will make inquisition for blood. >> that's not today, david. >> oh, it is. >> reporter: trying to find common ground you can thing as talk about the davidians' huge stockpile of meals ready toette, mres. ette, mreette, mresaette, mrese. ette, mreette, mresaette, mrese, mres. >> what's your favorite one? i hate one of those yesterday. >> beef stew. >> beef stew? >> that's the only good one there. >> i like the apple sauce they have. >> oh, yeah, that's good. >> reporter: surreal considering the bloodshed. but some children are being sent out, including sheila martin's three youngest. >> i said, life is never going to be the same. we are -- this whole situation had changed our whole life. >> reporter: meanwhile, in the wake of the atf
Nov 18, 2012 6:00am PST
for those killed in the jonestown massacre. it was back on november 18, 1978 when san mateo congressman leo ryan and his legal aid, jacky speer, went to investigate the people's temple cult involving many bay area people under consult leader jim jones. it turned violent. congressman ryan was shot and killed. speer and others were left for dead . then cult members were given cyanide-laced kool-aid. 900 men and women and children died. speer went on to serve san mateo in congress. >>> san francisco based travel company air b&b. it relies on a community of online users to connect team with accommodations worldwide. new services should expand the company's reach in the tourism industry. >> christina rents out a home in her san francisco victorian to international visitors. about 100 this the past two years. she showcases her place on air b&b, an online company that specializes in tour efforts look for unique experiences. >> the city's number one industry, tourism, is now being brought into all the neighborhoods throughout the city. >> and that has had a $56 million impact on the san francisco
Nov 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
marked the anniversary of the jonestown masacre. the service at evergreen cemetery emphasized the loss of hundreds of children. on this day in 1978 in guyana, bay area cult leader jim jones ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced kool-aid. a los angeles minister who lost members of her family says it's important to remember the youngest victims. >> every innocent person counts, but children matter twice, because they evoke our present joy and they also determine our future. >> as part of the ceremony today, mourners covered up the part of the cemetery memorial that displays the name of jim jones. dr. norwood said a memorial with his name wrongly presents jones as a victim. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the scandal involving the former director of the cia, david petraeus. computer crime experts say the fbi would most likely not have pursued the complaints of harassment brought by this woman you see here, jill kelley, florida socialite, except that the sender seemed to know the travel schedules of both petraeus and marine general john allen. the sender turned out to be paula
Nov 19, 2012 7:00am PST
in oakland yesterday to mark the anniversary of the jonestown massacre. on november 1th, 1978 -- november 18th, 1978, the owner of the cult ordered his people to drink crien identify kool- aid -- cyanide kool-aid. >>> nurses at two san jose hospitals operated by hospital corporation of america will also walk out. the nurses are working without a contract and say management wants them to make concessions for health coverage and paid sick leave. the strike is only supposed to last for one day but the hospitals will lock nurses out for five days because of their contract with replacement nurses. >>> state and federal officials are conducting investigations at soledad state prison for apparent wrongdoing by some nurses. investigators are looking into payroll fraud by one nurse and the diversion of pharmacy drugs intended for inmates by two other nurses. the nurses are also suspected of falsifying medical records to cover up for the missing drugs. a spokeswoman for the california department of corrections confirmed the investigation. she says the department is taking "appropriate action." >>> 7:2
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